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October 19-22, 2017

Events Schedule

We are offering a number of great events during this year’s Homecoming. Is your organization holding an event? Submit it to our events calendar.

 

For ease, you can sort events by day or type by using the drop-down menus below.

 

Swem exhibits for 50th anniversary

Swem Library

Thu, Oct 19, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Living the Legacy is a graphic panel exhibit that will be installed in the lobby of Swem Library on August 31 and run throughout the Fall 2017 semester. Panels will feature images of oral history participants and highlights from interviews conducted as part of the Celebration for the 50th Anniversary of African Americans in Residence at William & Mary. The exhibit will grow as more interviews are completed, and an iPad kiosk will allow visitors to watch video clips of the oral histories.

Thu, Oct 19, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection

First Floor, Muscarelle Museum of Art

Thu, Oct 19, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

An exhibition comprised of works by African American artists from the Museum’s holdings in different media: painting, prints, photography and sculpture. The exhibition opens September 2 and will be on view through mid-January 2018. For more info visit: http://muscarelle.org/building-on-the-legacy/.

 

FAITH RINGGOLD | American, b. 1930 | The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996 | Color lithograph, 94/100 | Museum Purchase | Faith Ringgold © 1996 | 2000.023

Thu, Oct 19, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fred Eversley, 50 Years an Artist: Light & Space & Energy

Second Floor, Muscarelle Museum of Art

Thu, Oct 19, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A retrospective exhibition featuring the works of Fred Eversley, an important African American sculptor and innovator. The exhibition is a survey of the artist’s work representing an extraordinary fifty-year career. For more info http://muscarelle.org/fred-eversley-black-white-gray-transparent-color/.

Photo by Richard Knapp courtesy of Fred Eversley.

Thu, Oct 19, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Order of the White Jacket Annual Meeting

York Room, Sadler Center

Thu, Oct 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join members of the OWJ Board for their annual meeting to learn more about our plans for the 2017-2018 year.

Thu, Oct 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Order of the White Jacket Annual Reception

Wren Building, Great Hall

Thu, Oct 19, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kick off Homecoming with OWJ at their annual reception in the Great Hall. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails served by members of OWJ from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $25
Standard Pricing: $25

Thu, Oct 19, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

Millie West Tennis Facility

Fri, Oct 20, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Enjoy some fresh air on the courts Friday morning! The tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and Kaplan Arena) are open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own water and equipment. Cohosted by Campus Recreation.

Fri, Oct 20, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Olde Guarde Luncheon

Sadler Center, Chesapeake A, B and C

Fri, Oct 20, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Join your fellow Olde Guarde members for an afternoon of food and fellowship. The morning will start with a Bloody Mary and mimosa reception, followed by lunch and a guest speaker. The Olde Guarde enthusiastically welcomes alumni in their reunion years: the Classes of 1967, 1962, 1957, and 1952.

Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $35
Standard Pricing: $40

Fri, Oct 20, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Writing Master Class

Swem Library, Ford Classroom, ground floor

Fri, Oct 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a writing master class with noted alumni authors Cece Bell '92, Kathryn Erskine '80 and Sara Lewis Holmes '85. Bell won the Newbery Medal Honor and Eisner Award for her children’s book El Deafo. Erskine won the 2010 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for Mockingbird; her newest book, The Incredible Magic of Being, comes out in October. Holmes is the author of Operation Yes, a Cybils finalist in the Middle Grade Fiction category and 2010 Audie award winner; her latest book, The Wolf Hour, comes out in September. Free, but seating is limited. Open to 25 participants.

Fri, Oct 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

John Boswell Memorial Lecture

Ewell Hall

Fri, Oct 20, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Boswell Lecture series was established by the William & Mary Department of History, GALA (the LGTBQ affinity group of the Alumni Association)​​, and members of the Boswell Family in 1997. Since then, it has brought scholars influenced by Boswell's life and work to speak at events. This year’s lecturer will be announced soon.

Fri, Oct 20, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reunion Parade Watches

Fri, Oct 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Homecoming Parade begins on Prince George Street and proceeds down Richmond Road. Find your reunion watch site on the parade page.

Fri, Oct 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Homecoming Parade

Fri, Oct 20, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Don't miss this traditional Homecoming event. Participate in the fun or join your friends to watch the creativity presented by students, alumni and more! Reunion year? There will be designated areas along the parade route for you and your classmates to gather. For more information and reunion parade watch locations, please see our parade page.    

Fri, Oct 20, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Sunset Ceremony

Wren Courtyard

Fri, Oct 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

In the courtyard of the Wren Building, we honor those alumni who have passed in the last year.

Fri, Oct 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

1957 Reunion Dinner

House of Jane and Jim Kaplan

Fri, Oct 20, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Class of 1957 invites classmates to the home of Jane and Jim Kaplan for a reunion dinner and socializing. This will be a great chance to catch up with friends and hear what everyone has been up to since our 55th Reunion. There will be shuttle van service available from Embassy Suites parking lot to the party and back at the end of the night. Driving or carpooling is also an option. Please register to ensure a proper head count.

3021 Kitchums Close
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Fri, Oct 20, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Virginia Uncorked

Sunken Garden

Fri, Oct 20, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Gather with friends on the Sunken Garden to sample the best of Virginia beer, wine, and spirits. Meet and mingle with representatives from breweries, wineries and distilleries to learn about each sample. Enjoy live music and delicious pay-as-you-go food from a variety of local food trucks.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $25 
  • Standard Pricing: $30
  • Non-tasting admission ticket pricing: $10

 

Fri, Oct 20, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Trippin on Brix: Homecoming Show

Ewell Recital Hall

Fri, Oct 20, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Trippin on Brix is the campus's only fusion comedy troupe, so come out to see our unique blend of short-and long form improv, along with sketch comedy.

Fri, Oct 20, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wind Ensemble Homecoming Concert

Commonwealth Auditorium at Sadler Center

Fri, Oct 20, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The W&M Wind Ensemble takes "A Look Back." Great music plus a video montage of W&M Bands past and present. http://windensemble.wm.edu/calendar/

Fri, Oct 20, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

W&M Military & Veterans Mess Hall Breakfast

Alumni House, Clarke Plaza

Sat, Oct 21, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Hosted by the Association of 1775.

The return of a William & Mary tradition! Join us for a hearty breakfast for the whole family.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $10
  • Standard Pricing: $15
  • Young Guarde Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $8
  • Young Guarde Pricing: $12

Sat, Oct 21, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

W&M Libraries Homecoming Authors Breakfast

Swem Library, 1st floor

Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This year we welcome several alumni authors back to campus for our annual Homecoming event. Grab breakfast, hear a short book talk from each of the authors, and get a book signed. The W&M Bookstore will have books available for purchase at a customer discount. Stay for the entire event or come and go. Free and family-friendly!

Program:

9 a.m. Remarks by Dean of University Libraries Carrie Cooper

9:10-9:35 a.m. Cece Bell '92, El Deafo

9:50-10:15 a.m. Kathryn Erskine '80, The Incredible Magic of Being

10:25-10:50 a.m. Sara Lewis Holmes '85, The Wolf Hour    

Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hulon Willis Association Annual Meeting 

Chesapeake A, Sadler Center

Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Come to our annual meeting to learn about HWA’s plans for this year, including a review of the Anniversary Weekend celebration.  

  • Standard Pricing: $15

Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Department Open Houses

Campus

Sat, Oct 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by your favorite department on campus to visit with faculty, students, colleagues and fellow alumni. For a full list of department events please select the campus/community events filter.

Sat, Oct 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Coffee and Conversations with the Dean of Admission

Office of Undergraduate Admission

Sat, Oct 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Visit with Tim Wolfe, dean of admission, and learn more about William & Mary and the college application process in a relaxed setting. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sat, Oct 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Handshakes and Pancakes - Casual Professional Networking

Tidewater A and B, Sadler Center

Sat, Oct 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy a light breakfast and casual networking with fellow alumni and current students. This event is sponsored by One Tribe One Network, the Cohen Career Center and the Alumni Association.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $5
  • Standard Pricing: $8

Sat, Oct 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sociology Annual Alumni Event

Morton Hall 237

Sat, Oct 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come and celebrate with us. Reminisce your favorite William & Mary moments and create some new ones.

Sat, Oct 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

50th Anniversary Brick Dedication Ceremony and Reception

Clarke Plaza tent and Ukrop Terrace

Sat, Oct 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Alumni bricks will be dedicated to Janet Brown Strafer, Karen Ely & Lynn Briley to mark the 50th anniversary of African Americans in residence at W&M.

Sat, Oct 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Info Session: Thinking About a Graduate Business Degree?

Alan B. Miller Hall

Sat, Oct 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Is a graduate business program right for your career? Join business school admissions directors and leave knowing which program may be the right fit.

Sat, Oct 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wren Bell Ringing

Wren Building

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stop by the Wren and reminisce by ringing the bell once again.

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Homecoming Tailgate

Sunken Garden

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Before watching the Tribe take on James Madison, join alumni, friends, parents, students and Tribe community for a tailgate on the Sunken Garden. Enjoy music, great food and an open bar. While you’re here, ring the Wren Bell just like old times and line up for your reunion class photo.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $25
  • Standard Pricing: $30
  • Youth Early Bird Ticket Pricing (until October 9): $10
  • Youth Ticket Pricing: $10

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Children's Carnival

Sunken Garden

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy this family-friendly carnival featuring inflatables, face painting and more.

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Choral Alumnae/i Reception

Ewell 151

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Alums of Women's Chorus, Botetourts and Choir plus family & friends are cordially invited. Meet old friends and make new ones! Light refreshments.

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Reunion Class Pictures

Sunken Garden

Sat, Oct 21, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

While at the tailgate, join your fellow classmates in making a memory by taking a class photo. [Class of 1952 - 12:00 p.m.; Class of 1957 - 12:10 p.m.; Class of 1962 - 12:20 p.m.; Class of 1972 - 12:30 p.m.; Class of 1977 - 12:45 p.m.; Class of 1982 - 1:00 p.m.; Class of 1987 - 1:15 p.m.; Class of 1992 - 1:30 p.m.; Class of 1997 - 1:45 p.m.; Class of 2002 - 2:00 p.m.; Class of 2007 - 2:15 p.m.; Class of 2012 - 2:30 p.m.]

8x10 photos can be purchased for $15.

Sat, Oct 21, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Alumni Band Organization Annual Meeting & Pre-game Gathering

Alumni House, Clarke Plaza

Sat, Oct 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for our annual board meeting and luncheon. Members of the Pep Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will join us, so come meet and mingle with both current and future ABO members.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $10
  • Standard Pricing: $15

Sat, Oct 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Theatre, Speech & Dance Alumni Reception

Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, Dodge Room

Sat, Oct 21, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Alumni, current faculty and students are invited to a reception connect and reminisce about their days on stage at PBK. Light refreshments served.

Sat, Oct 21, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

I.T.'s Homecoming Show!

Crim Dell Amphitheater

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Improvisational Theatre's alumni are coming back to play some games with current members of I.T.! A free comedy event open to all!

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Book Signing - The Road Ahead for America's Colleges & Universities

W&M Bookstore

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come to the W&M Bookstore where David Feldman and Bob Archibald will be signing their new book, The Road Ahead for America's Colleges & Universities.

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reves Center Hosts International W&M Poets Past, Present & Future

Tucker Hall

Sat, Oct 21, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

W&M poets - alumni, faculty, staff & students from around the world - explore the role of poetry in a global world. Open mic & reception.

Sat, Oct 21, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Class Reunions at the Homecoming Football Game

Zable Stadium

Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sit with your class while you watch the Tribe take on James Madison. Ticket blocks will be available for reunion classes. In order to sit in your class section you must purchase tickets over the phone by calling 757-221-3340 and ask to sit with your class year. 

Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Homecoming Football Game

Zable Stadium

Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

W&M vs. James Madison - 3:30 p.m., Zable Stadium. Tickets are available for purchase online through Tribe Athletics.

Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Three-Minute Thesis Competition

ISC 1221

Sat, Oct 21, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Current graduate students will present their research in under three minutes before a panel of judges. Learn about world-class research at W&M!

Sat, Oct 21, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Young Guarde Celebration (alumni in the years 2008-2017)

Sunken Garden, YG Tent

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Younge Guarde welcomes the classes of 2008-17 including the class of 2012 reunion. Following the football game, celebrate with friends and have some fun in the Young Guarde tent! Your ticket also includes admission to the Saturday Night Bash starting at 9 p.m. in the Main tent.

$25 per person for food and open bar.

  • Young Guarde Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $25
  • Young Guarde Pricing: $40

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Olde Guarde Post-Game Tailgate

Alumni House, Richmond Road Tent

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Members of the Olde Guarde are invited back to the Alumni House to celebrate a hopeful Tribe football victory. Cash bar available for beer, wine and cocktails. Light bar snacks will also be served.

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Black Alumni Reception - Hosted by HWA

Alumni House, Clarke Plaza

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Stop by the Alumni House after the football game for our annual Black Alumni Reception. Enjoy light fare and a cash bar before the annual Black Student Organization Homecoming Stompfest and the Saturday Night Bash.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $15
  • Standard Pricing: $20

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LGBTQ Alumni Reception - Hosted by GALA

Tucker Hall

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for our annual Homecoming reception. Light fare and your first drink are included in the registration fee.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $15
  • Standard Pricing: $20

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

1962 Reunion Dinner

The Muscarelle Museum of Art

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Class of 1962 invites classmates to catch up with old friends over a strolling supper at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. It will be a relaxing evening of conversation, drinks, and memories. Beer and wine will be provided. Registration is preferred by August 15.

$45 per person

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LatinX Alumni Reception

Tyler Hall

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for our inaugural Homecoming event. Light fare and your first drink is included in the registration fee.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $15
  • Standard Pricing: $20

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Choral Alumnae/i Rehearsal

Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Alums of Women's Chorus, Botetourts and Choir invited to rehearse joint piece for performance at Choir Homecoming Concert (8 p.m.). Music provided.

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Reunion Receptions

Sunken Garden

Sat, Oct 21, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Following the football game, head back to the Sunken Garden to mingle with classmates and celebrate your reunion in your own class tent, which will be overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar), friends and fun! Your ticket also includes admission to the Saturday Night Bash starting at 9 p.m. in the Main tent.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $45
  • Standard Pricing: $60

Sat, Oct 21, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

W&M Choir Homecoming Concert

Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road

Sat, Oct 21, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come celebrate Homecoming with the joyful sounds of the ever-youthful, ninety-five-year-old W&M Choir.

Sat, Oct 21, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday Night Bash

Sunken Garden Tent

Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Dance the night away to the sounds of Attraction—an eight-piece party band that plays EVERYTHING! Dancing not your style? There is plenty of space to mingle, enjoy late night snacks and beverages, and spend time with old friends!

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $25
  • Standard Pricing: $35

Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Coffee with Alumni

Alumni House

Sun, Oct 22, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Swing by the Alumni House on your way out of town to grab coffee and a pastry while you say farewell to your Tribe family!

Sun, Oct 22, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM